14 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

14 days in Central Mexico and Gulf Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Montgomery
Fly + Shuttle:  12 h
1
San Miguel de Allende
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
2
Guanajuato
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
3
Puebla
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
4
Mexico City
— 6 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Montgomery

1
night
San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende ©
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): stroll around El Charco del Ingenio, get to know the fascinating history of El Jardin, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Miguel de Allende trip planner.

Montgomery, USA to San Miguel de Allende is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Montgomery, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Miguel de Allende, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 47°F. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Guanajuato.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

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El Charco del Ingenio ©
El Charco del Ingenio
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel ©
Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel
El Jardin ©
El Jardin

2
nights
Guanajuato

Guanajuato ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site, Guanajuato spills over hilly terrain in central Mexico, luring visitors with its pleasant tree-shaded plazas and friendly sidewalk cafes.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato and then appreciate the history behind Monumento al Pipila. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of University of Guanajuato, then get engrossed in the history at Alhondiga de Granaditas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia de Basilica Colegiata de Nuestra Senora de Guanajuato, and finally make a trip to Jardin de la Union.

Before you visit Guanajuato, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from San Miguel de Allende to Guanajuato in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Guanajuato can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll travel to Puebla.

Things to do in Guanajuato

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Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato ©
Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato
Alhondiga de Granaditas ©
Alhondiga de Granaditas
Monumento al Pipila ©
Monumento al Pipila

2
nights
Puebla

Puebla ©
Recognized as a World Heritage Site thanks to its photogenic colonial buildings, Puebla remains one of Mexico's top destinations for architecture enthusiasts.
On the 22nd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Puebla Cathedra.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Puebla route builder site.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Guanajuato to Puebla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Puebla are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Mexico City.

Things to do in Puebla

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Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario) ©
Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario)
Puebla Cathedra ©
Puebla Cathedra
Zocalo ©
Zocalo

6
nights
Mexico City

Mexico City ©
Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mexico City: Cuernavaca (Archaeological Zone of Xochicalco, Robert Brady Museum, &more) and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Palacio de Bellas Artes, admire the striking features of National Palace (Palacio Nacional), see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, and get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia.

Make your Mexico City itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Puebla to Mexico City by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 72°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cuernavaca, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Palacio de Bellas Artes ©
Palacio de Bellas Artes
Museo Frida Kahlo ©
Museo Frida Kahlo